13 January 2010
Superb ice conditions in Valsavarenche - Val d'Aosta, a beautiful valley included in the National Park of Gran Paradiso!
Trip in The Night III/5/5+ 180m. in Dejoz is in a wonderful shape, even the first pitch which is normally penalized by the exposition; the upper part is shortly on the sun in the afternoon; the free-standing of the first pitch is on sun since the late morning. 10\15 minutes from the parking lot.
Rovenaud is well formed, so are Placche di Rovenaud, with two interesting exits, one beeing a free-standing
The classic Antares is well formed
Il candelone di Pont is more challinging this year, the overhanging exit beeing not easy.
Not present Missione compiuta
Check always the avalanche hazard advisory!
See more details on Alpine Ice The 600 best icefalls of the Alps. Edizioni Versantesud Milano.